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About Us

Our Story

Our mission is to make buying Mexican insurance easy and fun so
you can experience Mexico the way we have since we were kids. Here's a little timeline of how we started and highlights we've had along the way!

1994

Lifelong Mexico traveler/surfer John "Doc" Morton opens the first Baja Bound Insurance office drive-through location near the San Diego border.

1999

With his eye on the future, BajaBound.com founder Hank Morton (Doc’s son) brought the business to the web because drive throughs are for burgers, not insurance! Hank wanted to make buying Mexican insurance easy, and created the industry's first website to buy and print your policy on-line in a matter of minutes.

2003

Putting sibling rivalry aside, Geoff and Jen Hill join the Baja Bound team and help Hank open the first office in downtown San Diego. Geoff focuses on business development while Jen focuses on customer service and office operations.

2003

Baja Bound begins working directly with Mexican insurance underwriters HDI Seguros (formerly GE Seguros) in 2003 and Chubb Seguros (formerly ACE Seguros) in 2005.

2004

Baja Bound begins growing the brand by sponsoring events like the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride, Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race and charity golf tournaments on both sides of the border.

2004

Baja Bound partners with a number of non-profit organizations who organize house building and community development projects in Mexico.

2005

Fletch joins the Baja Bound team as the official staff dog/trash can raider. He later stars in the first ever Baja Bound commercial “Fletch Goes To Mexico."

2014

Baja Bound launches the first mobile friendly version of the website featuring responsive design, allowing clients to easily buy Mexican insurance with their smartphones or tablets.

2016

The Baja Bound Racing Team wins back to back Class 30 championships in the SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series in 2016-2017.

2019

Baja Bound reaches a 25 year milestone as a Mexican insurance agency, celebrating a journey from humble beginnings in 1994 to an industry leader in 2019.

Meet The Staff

Hank Morton

John (Hank) Morton

President
Licensed Property and Casualty Broker-Agent
Surplus Lines Broker

Bajabound.com President and founder John Morton took an interest in Latin America at an early age. In high school he spent quite a bit of time camping and surfing in Baja with his father and friends. While attending Stanford, he did several study abroad programs that took him throughout mainland Mexico and South America. His career in web development began in 1998 when he took on several projects on a freelance basis. He designed and launched the first version of the Bajabound.com website in 1999. He is always working to ensure the Bajabound.com website has the most streamlined and sophisticated customer interface available. When John is not working on his computer, he loves riding his bike and playing with his kids.

Geoff Hill
Geoff Hill

Vice President, Business Development
Licensed Property and Casualty Broker-Agent
Surplus Lines Broker

Geoff joined the Bajabound.com team in February of 2003. As the head of the marketing department, he spends a lot of time south of the border attending events and promoting the Baja Bound brand. While in the office, he works to create and maintain innovative online partnerships and affiliate campaigns. Through the internet and traditional print media, his efforts help foster the continued growth and awareness of the Bajabound.com website and services. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, cooking, playing music and spending time with his family. Read an interview with Geoff on Paddlesurf.net.

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

VP Agency Operations
Licensed Property and Casualty Broker-Agent
Surplus Lines Broker

As VP of Agency Operations, Jennifer is responsible for budgeting, client services and content development at Bajabound.com, and also assists her brother, Geoff, with marketing campaigns. Her prior experience as an import/export agent brings extensive knowledge of the dynamics of the U.S./Mexico border to the Bajabound.com team. A true connoisseur of Latin culture, Jennifer spent several years studying and working in Mexico City which gave her the opportunity to travel to various parts of the republic. She graduated from SDSU with a B.A. in International Business emphasizing Spanish and Latin America. In her free time she likes to collect and learn about Mexican folk art.

Yara Garci-Crespo

Yara Garci-Crespo

Operations Manager
Licensed Property and Casualty Broker-Agent
Surplus Lines Broker

Yara joined the Baja Bound team in 2007, and brings with her bilingual speaking abilities and a background in accounting. Although she was born in California, Yara has spent much of her life living and traveling south of the border. She lived in Mexico City for 13 years and in Tijuana for six years while studying Psychology at San Diego State University. Over the years she has traveled to Oaxaca, Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Quintana Roo, and various locations in Baja. In her spare time, Yara enjoys cooking, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Shauna Hill

Shauna Hill

Customer Service Agent
Licensed Property and Casualty Broker-Agent
Surplus Lines Broker

Shauna joined the Baja Bound team in 2015. She lived in Mexico for over 6 years and finished her degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Politécnica de Chihuahua. While living in Cuernavaca, Morelos, she taught English and traveled around Mexico immersing herself in the language and culture. Over the years she has traveled to Chiapas, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Estado de Mexico, Baja, Sinaloa, among other places. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new eateries in Tijuana, cooking, and reading.

Scott Hillton

Scott Hillton

Senior Software Architect

Scott has been making websites since the 90s - The 1890s. With electric street lights installed just 11 years prior in Cleveland, Ohio, Scott invented a rudimentary computer with simple networking capabilities. While not a marvel of graphics or animation, seeing the words "Hello World" on a short-lived tube screen was truly electric. While famous for other inventions (like bi-directional stairs and toothless combs), Scott has since moved on to modernizing the entire sling-shot industry. One of his flagship sling-shots was recently used to put a Tesla into space. He lives in small box in eastern Florida with his wife Galadriel, a royal Elf of both the Noldor and the Teleri.





Fletcher Hill

Fletcher Hill

Staff Dog

Fletch joined Bajabound.com in Spring 2005. He brings his vast knowledge of rawhide chewing and trash can raiding to the team, as well as insatiable enthusiasm that could only come from a Weimaraner. When he is not occupying a piece of the office floor, Fletch enjoys chasing tennis balls, trips to the beach, and lounging in his favorite chair.

Causes We Love

Baja Bound loves to give back to non-profit organizations south of the
border. Click on the logos below to learn about some of these
organizations and the work they are doing in the Baja community.

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